1 Poultry

City of London, EC2
Aermont Capital LLP
Planning consent achieved and commission completed 2016
Circa 140,000 sq ft NIA
Office, retail

Buckley Gray Yeoman, Architect
Heyne Tillett Steel, Structural engineer
Cundall, Services engineer

Located in the heart of the City at Bank Junction, 1 Poultry is a mixed-use commercial development designed by the late Sir James Stirling. M3 led a feasibility exercise to assess potential alterations to the building that could be practically and viably delivered.

A set of sensitive alterations were conceived to respect the building’s iconic architecture whilst delivering more usable commercial and retail floor space. A planning application was submitted comprising a new street-facing office reception along with extensions to the building’s retail frontages to improve the prominence of the retail units at street level. In addition, M3 and the consultant team developed a programme of major refurbishment works for the building’s lifts and central plant to extend the building’s occupational lifespan and mitigate client risk.

Following an intensive consultation period, planning consent was achieved in 2016.

Project highlights

  • Developing a sensitive scheme for a building of heritage significance
  • Progressing refurbishment proposals around lease negotiations and tenants that will remain in-situ throughout the works
  • Assisting the client with lease negotiations and building marketing
  • Creating a new, high quality office reception for the main commercial occupier